Obviously, if you want to play Danganronpa, you’re going to need a copy of the game first. We here at Project Zetsubou are huge fans of supporting the games we love, so this isn’t going to be a tutorial on piracy. Rather, we’re going to tell you how to purchase your own legitimate copy of the game and dump an ISO that you can use with our patch.
Purchasing the Game
The first thing you need to know is that our patch only works with the PSP The Best re-release of Danganronpa. The Best edition added a bunch of extra artwork, tuned the controls, and fixed a few other problems with the original release of the game, so you’ll need the newer version of the game.
There are a few places you can purchase the game without needing to know Japanese:
If you know of any other import stores that sell the game and have it in-stock, please let us know in the comments and we’ll add them to the list.
Dumping the ISO
First, you’re going to need custom firmware on your PSP. If you’ve never installed a CFW before, I suggest following this tutorial to install 6.60 PRO-C.
- Once you’ve got CFW installed and a copy of the game in-hand, put the UMD into your PSP. It should show up on the XMB like any other game.
- Press the Select button. A menu like this should appear:
- Scroll down to “USB DEVICE” and change it to “UMD Disc,” like it shows in the picture above.
- Press Select again or hit “EXIT” to make the menu disappear.
- Connect your PSP to your computer via USB. It should show up as an external device on your computer.
- Open the device and a single ISO file should be visible there:
- Copy the ISO to your computer. (It’ll take a while, UMD is slow.)
- Rename the file “Danganronpa.iso” or something else more descriptive than “UMD9660.ISO”
- If you want to verify you got a clean, proper dump, you can use a program like HashTab to generate hashes for the ISO file.
- Size: 1,801,584,640 bytes
- CRC32: D4ED9D84
- MD5: E653E69DA189D9ACD71C598297FF5E31
- SHA-1: FDF4875A5E4B631579DB18512A12468469FC3B74
- Go back to the VHS menu and change “USB DEVICE” back to “Memory Stick”:
- Now you can take the UMD out of your PSP and put it away for safe-keeping. :)
- To be extra sure the dump worked, you can copy the ISO to a folder named “ISO” on the root of your memory stick (just like you did with the demo), and it should show up on the XMB under Game -> Memory Stick.
If you’ve made it this far, then you’re ready for the translation patch!